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4.4 out of 5

"Great location, comfortable, and quiet! " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 14 Jun 2021

Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Carriage and Western Art Museum

City center stay

You'll be steps from Carriage and Western Art Museum and within a 10-minute walk of Moreton Bay Fig Tree with a stay at this Santa Barbara Beach hotel. Santa Barbara City College and Santa Barbara Maritime Museum are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free perks

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free on-the-go breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the laundry service. There's an outdoor pool on site, and a garden and a fireplace in the lobby are also provided.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

In addition to flat-screen TVs with cable channels, the 23 guestrooms offer free WiFi and coffee/tea makers. DVD players, free local calls, and free bottled water are also available.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$299* Per night/room Aug 1 - Aug 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Lavender Inn by the Sea ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Lavender Inn by the Sea

Everyone (3) Couples (2) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Great location, comfortable, and quiet!

Posted by on Jun 14, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 16, 2021 by Manager

Thank you for our 5-star review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay at the Lavender Inn. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again during your next visit to Santa Barbara.

4 out of 5
Hotel was nice. Bed was uncomfortable. The continental breakfast was bagged in our mini fridge in the room on arrival, wasn’t that good. Champagne on arrival wasn’t to bad. Shower pressure wasn’t the best. And you can hear your neighbors conversations and baby cryN all night kinda annoying! The hotel had a small parking lot. Close to the beach only a few blocks away. Only a few restaurants walking distance. The complimentary bike rental that was included with the hotel was really nice. We got to ride Olathe cruiser bike down the beach trail. And the bikes came with locks so that helped if you wanted to stop somewhere. Overall not a bad place. I would stay downtown next time since we were there most of the time. More restaurants and shopping walking distance

Posted by on May 30, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 31, 2021 by Manager

Thank you for choosing the Lavender Inn for your visit to Santa Barbara.

5 out of 5
Nice property walking distance from the waterfront and Funk zone which makes it really easy to have great meals and entertainment.

Posted by on Apr 6, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 6, 2021 by Manager

Thank you for your kind comments. We appreciate your compliments and our 5-star rating. Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara we hope you visit us again.

2 out of 5
Wanting something with more services, luxury. Never again

Posted by on Dec 31, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 1, 2020 by manager

I am terribly sorry to hear you were unhappy with your recent stay with us. We know you have many hotels to choose from when visiting Santa Barbara so our hotel team works diligently to offer our guests warm and personalized service in a clean and relaxing environment. Please feel free to let us know how we might be able to improve our hotel services to better serve our guests. Respectfully ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager

5 out of 5
Easy walk evertwhere-lovely large #15 room-easy parking

Posted by on Mar 27, 2019

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Mar 28, 2019 by manager

We are please to hear you found us to be conveniently located and that you found your room to be nice and spacious. Thank you for choosing the Lavender Inn for your visit to Santa Barbara. Kind regards ~ Greg Broussard, Hotel Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019

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Apr 2, 2019 by manager

Thank you for our 5-star review.

5 out of 5
The room and grounds were awesome! Loved the lavender touch in the rooms!

Posted by , from Westchester, IL on Dec 5, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 6, 2018 by manager

Thank you volleyball for our 5-stars and your kind compliments. We are thrilled to hear you found us to be ‘awesome’. Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara, we hope you visit us again. Kind regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager

About the Lavender Inn by the Sea

Location 206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. An outdoor pool, multilingual staff, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Lavender Inn by the Sea. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star Santa Barbara hotel is smoke free.

  • 23 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • To-go breakfast (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) (16 km / 9.9 mi)
  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (0.7 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Lavender Inn by the Sea offers 23 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and safes. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Santa Barbara hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free on-the-go breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Hotel Names

  • Lavender Inn
  • Lavender Inn Sea
  • Lavender Inn Sea Santa Barbara
  • Lavender Sea Santa Barbara
  • Lavender Inn By The Sea Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Lavender Sea
  • Lavender Inn by the Sea Hotel
  • Lavender Inn by the Sea Santa Barbara
  • Lavender Inn by the Sea Hotel Santa Barbara
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.